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Wednesday, December 15, 2004

French Version of History Correct

It has been referred to in an earlier post and now the French foreign minister is bringing up the subject again. Only France’s version of history is acceptable.
France has demanded that Ankara recognise the mass killing of Armenians from 1915. French foreign minister Michel Barnier said
"France will pose this question. I think Turkey as a big country has a duty to remember".
Mr Barnier made it clear that France's demand is not a condition for opening membership negotiations with Turkey but said it would be raised once talks are opened.
As I said before, I am pushing for no particular version of history, but I fail to understand why the final arbiter of historical truth should be a French government minister.

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